Welcome to the homepage of the SNF project entitled
The Rise of the Sub: Territorial challenges of nation-state sovereignty in Europe and North-America
Why studying the rise of sub-national governance?
The world is facing a climate crisis and many other challenges, which nation-states were meant to solve. This Eccellenza project investigates the extent to which “the sub”, meaning sub-national entities, is rising to solve these issues.
This research project aims to collect research and observe how nations are changing, why the sub is rising, and if sub-national entities can be part of the solution to address such challenges.
Our objects of analysis
Interested in reaching us?
The project is located at the University of Lausanne’s Institute of Political Studies and directed by Assistant Professor Sean Mueller. On these pages, you’ll gain more information on the project’s scope, the team, and latest news. You can also follow us on Twitter. Thank you for your interest!